Skip to main content

This film documents the efforts of a community nature restoration project in Galicia, Spain, that is working to replace industrially-planted trees with native species.

In the 1940s, the state usurped the land neighbouring the community, deforested it and replanted pine and eucalyptus trees, which overpowered the native plant and tree species. The pine and eucalyptus made the area more vulnerable to wildfires, and resulted in a severe loss of biodiversity.

The Froxán community regained ownership of their land and are now working together to restore natural plant and tree species, as well as developing a connection with the land that they can share with future generations.

A native oak seedling grows in the community forest of Froxán. Credit: Lewis Davies
  • Forest Peoples Programme
  • Temperate forests
  • Ecosystem restoration
  • Film
  • This case study is part of the 2021-2022 LBO digital storytelling project